Program Educational Objectives
A) Within the first one to three years following graduation our graduates should be:
- productively employed or in good academic standing in a program of graduate studies in a variety of fields (including those outside of mechanical engineering);
- engaged in activities that further their education;
- participating in organizations that serve their profession;
- able to articulate how their Union College education has been helpful.
B) Building upon these, five to ten years beyond graduation, our graduates should also show:
- evidence of career advancement;
- evidence of continued learning;
- employment in a variety of fields;
- able to articulate how their Union College education has helped them achieve their professional goals;
- evidence of the assumption of positions and roles of greater responsibility to their employer/employees and the public; and
- evidence that they are recognized as being professionally competent.
Upon graduation, our students will have:
- an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.